A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto


Thursday July 29

Time (Eastern Time)

4:30 PM  –  6:30 PM


In A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto (2020, 100 minutes, Italian with English subtitles), an Italian teen drama interlacing past and present, the discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl.

When Sofia finds an old snapshot in a neglected suitcase, she’s mesmerized by the child’s picture. As details emerge—the child’s name, separation from her parents during a Gestapo raid, and rescue by a nun—Sofia commits to honoring the girl’s memory by staging an original play with classmates and friends from a nearby Jewish high school. But first she must overcome objections of concerned parents. A talented ensemble injects youthful energy into this inspiring story about the importance of memory, coexistence, and reconciling generational frictions.

The film will be screened in person in the Museum's Edmond J. Safra Hall. Tickets are $5 each for Museum members or $10 each for the general public. If you're not a member, join today. If you're already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart. 

Hosted in partnership with Senior Programming Consultant Nancy Collet, founder of Cinema Collet.